So after listening to Good Omens, I decided it was high time for a reread, or a first listen, of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I expect I'll go through the whole series again for the first time in many years. I first read this book out of my dad's collection when i was probably 12 or so. I don't believe i've read it since the movie came out.
I listened to the Stephen Fry version. He reads well and I like his Ford and his Marvin. The movie is actually pretty close to the book. I understood so many more than the jokes than I did as a middle schooler which is pretty funny in itself because at the time i figured i did get the jokes. Sure Marvin the depressed robot is completely understandable to a 7th grader but a lot of the other interplay between the characters is a bit, not sophisticated exactly, but you miss it if you read too quickly. Very worth the reread.
I got this from the library and for the rest of the series the narrator is Martin Freeman! I'm going to guess that his Arthur Dent is fabulous!